Today the BLANEY Group is made up of five engineering based companies. They are all home grown businesses employing some of the best local talent in various fields of work, including engineering, sales and marketing.
The companies were founded by Sean Blaney, whose passion for engineering was developed in his young teenage years when he got his first motocross bike, after years of saving up by gathering potatoes and selling eggs. As a teenager, his knowledge and interest in all things mechanical grew and his first taste of business saw him servicing quads, using his student loan to fund the opening of his first company ‘The Quad Shop’ in Ahoghill, repairing and selling quad bikes across Northern Ireland. In 1995, Sean was on his year out from university and began designing, developing and manufacturing the first products in the Quad Equip range that would later become Quad-X.
After graduating, Sean began designing and manufacturing his own range of kids quads, after his design improvement recommendations were ignored by other global manufacturers.
Blaney Motor Company, Europe’s only ATV manufacturer began selling in 2000, and a large dealer network was set up throughout UK, Ireland and Northern Europe. Blaney Motor, based in Co Antrim is a division of the BLANEY Group, which has over 20 years’ experience in design and manufacture.
With all the synergies in place, and years of investment in R&D since 2004, we are now ready to bring to market a range of loaders, attachments and construction equipment.
With our expertise in engineering and sheet metal fabrication as well as our design flair and innovative approach to engineering projects, Blaney Fabrications was established. It provides metal fabrication and design solutions by making components and products and subcontracting for other manufacturers.
Blaney Gears was established in 2011, as a complete metals solution provider. It has already established itself as Ireland’s largest gear manufacturing facility and offers specialist precision engineering services and industrial gearbox refurbishment capabilities.
The latest addition to the BLANEY Group is Blaney Agri Solutions. Following the success of the Quad-X range of ATV equipment, customers were continually asking for larger machinery. In response to this explosive demand, the Blaney Agri tractor machinery division was set up in 2013.
Our Innovative Future
BLANEY is embarking on an unprecedented investment locally in product creation and capital investment, spending millions of pounds on a programme which will see us launch a number of completely new products or updated models for new markets introduced over the five year period from 2015.
To deliver these new products, along with the advanced technologies which drive them, BLANEY is
expanding its engineering resources and developing its engineering facilities and adopting state-of-the-art engineering tools.
These enable exciting new machines and technologies to be brought to market quicker, more efficiently, and with improved quality, durability and reliability.
Incorporating knowledge from leading-edge high-tech industries, these new engineering methods are revolutionising the way machines are developed.
With the accelerating need for new technologies to create the desirable new products which customers around the world demand, BLANEY has focused special attention on a number of key areas of advanced research and technology.